87 episodes

From our humble beginnings as a small chain of eclectic Southern California convenience stores, Trader Joe’s has grown to become a national chain of 549 (and counting) neighborhood grocery stores, employing more than 60,000 Crew Members. How? By being comfortable with being different. Every episode takes you Inside Trader Joe’s in a podcast series only Trader Joe's could deliver.

Are you a Trader Joe’s fan? Want to know what keeps people coming back? Hungry for all the new and exciting stuff coming to your neighborhood store? Let's go Inside Trader Joe’s. Thanks for listening.

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    • 4.8 • 4.2K Ratings

From our humble beginnings as a small chain of eclectic Southern California convenience stores, Trader Joe’s has grown to become a national chain of 549 (and counting) neighborhood grocery stores, employing more than 60,000 Crew Members. How? By being comfortable with being different. Every episode takes you Inside Trader Joe’s in a podcast series only Trader Joe's could deliver.

Are you a Trader Joe’s fan? Want to know what keeps people coming back? Hungry for all the new and exciting stuff coming to your neighborhood store? Let's go Inside Trader Joe’s. Thanks for listening.

    Episode 75: Trader Joe's Store Recipe Contest Winner

    Episode 75: Trader Joe's Store Recipe Contest Winner

    Fact number one: nothing generates excitement like a contest.
    Fact number two: when we announced our Store Recipe Contest, we could not have predicted the level of excitement it would generate. 
    Fact number three: the Crew Members in our stores are culinary creative in countless ways, and the recipes they submitted for this contest were exciting, interesting, and most of all, delicious.  
    In this episode of Inside Trader Joe’s, we get a behind the scenes look into how the winning recipe was chosen, and we have a chat with the curious and creative Crew Members behind the winning recipe. And speaking of recipes… fact number four: you’ll find the contest champ at traderjoes.com.
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    • 17 min
    ICYMI: How Do I Find Great Trader Joe's Recipes

    ICYMI: How Do I Find Great Trader Joe's Recipes

    Looking for something interesting – and easy to prepare – for dinner? An appetizer to wow a crowd? A cocktail or mocktail to satisfy even the most critical companion? Or even a creative way to use up the very last bits of peanut butter or jam? We turn to our resident recipe developer for help, and share some tips to help you find recipes that are sure to make you love your favorite TJ’s products even more. Tune in to the latest in our series of bite-sized episodes, ITJ ICYMI, for all the delicious details.
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    • 11 min
    Episode 74: A List for Summertime Shopping at Trader Joe's

    Episode 74: A List for Summertime Shopping at Trader Joe's

    Trader Joe’s is ready for summer! Our shelves, freezers, refrigerators, and bakery racks are brimming with new and returning favorites to make the season really shine. Bet you didn’t know you needed Eggs & Bacon Gummies… but you do. And your dog needs Surf’s Pup Dog Biscuits just as much. Two new ready-to-pop-on-the-grill burgers will have all your friends on the lookout for your next cookout. A new Boba kit, Coffee Mochi Ice Cream, and Organic Freezer Pops… listen in for all the delicious details, and then swing by your neighborhood Trader Joe’s and fill a cart with your faves. Three, two, one… summer!
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    • 28 min
    ICYMI: How Does Trader Joe's Set Prices (Spoiler Alert: It's About Value)

    ICYMI: How Does Trader Joe's Set Prices (Spoiler Alert: It's About Value)

    At Trader Joe’s, we more or less obsess over value, that magical place where top quality and excellent prices meet. From Olive Oil to Almonds, and a few thousand other products in between, we do the work to ensure we’re offering the best products at the best prices, every day. So, how do we do set our prices? Tune in to the latest in our series of bite-sized episodes, ITJ ICYMI, to get the scoop.
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    • 9 min
    Episode 73: Trader Joe's Air Fryer Faves

    Episode 73: Trader Joe's Air Fryer Faves

    The air fryer. Depending on who you listen to, it’s either the best thing to hit kitchens since the microwave, or it’s a silly waste of space. Once you listen to this episode of Inside Trader Joe’s, we think you’ll be happy to walk into the light of the humble air fryer. We asked some Crew Members in our office to share their favorite Trader Joe’s products, air fryer style. We head to the kitchen and enjoy some appetizers, entrees, breakfast treats, and even a vegetable! #babybroccoli
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    • 24 min
    ICYMI: What's Up With Trader Joe's Mini Tote Bags

    ICYMI: What's Up With Trader Joe's Mini Tote Bags

    Mini Tote Bags? Those are a thing? Apparently, yes. And we knew we loved them – that’s why we decided to sell them. We absolutely did not predict how much our customers would love them. So what’s up with these adorable little tote-lets? Tune in to the latest in our series of bite-sized episodes, ITJ ICYMI, to get the scoop.
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    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.2K Ratings

4.2K Ratings

Cy kat ,

It’s all my questions answered…

Entertaining podcast that’s very informative about a place I watched go from wine, cheese, chocolate, nuts to the place it is today! You can step into any TJ and feel like you are home.

clamout ,

Gross… informercial and propaganda

This podcast singlehandedly turned a TJs fan into a skeptic. They don’t even try to mask that they’re simply pushing their products and storyline to create a synthetic narrative. Every episode is just a long commercial. What a missed opportunity.

Also, am I the only one who wants to barf every time the hosts introduce themselves and mention their titles?

I think they’re trying to be fun and relatable, but it’s grating … hearing “word and phrases and clauses” and “culture and innovation guy” are supremely annoying. I can’t imagine working in the same office with these people and taking them seriously. It just seems so pretentious.

Mystery Bags ,

Where Did The Mystery Bags Go

Hello. I absolutely love this podcast. I am a single mother to twin 16yr olds as well as a professional chef and I shop at Trader Joe’s for both home and work.
Prior to the pandemic our local Trader Joe’s had this wonderful mystery bags. They were filled with a four course meal of goodies, all with a theme, and at a reasonable price. We were always excited to get home and open the bag! Plus each bag had a small summary of the type of foods as well as allergens.
What happened to those amazing mystery bags?!?

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